Reported: American suffers heart attack and accusations that American consulate denies support

A 62-year-old male suffered a heart attack at noon this Friday; his insurer is not compatible with the local clinics, so his acquaintances requested support from the US Consulate, but they claim that he was not treated without any reason

(Informational Reaction) .Reports- Around 12 o’clock in the afternoon of this Friday, Daniel Craig Cote, a 62-year-old American who lives in Mazatlan, suffered a heart attack inside a company’s facilities of telecommunications, so he was transferred to a hospital.

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His acquaintances report that the ambulance took about half an hour to reach the site where Daniel was; He was taken to a private clinic but when he realized that his insurance was not compatible with the local hospitals, little could be done.

They say that they called the Consulate to ask for support, but they refused to support him without a solid argument, only saying that they can not do anything for him.

The patient is currently in the General Hospital; According to the reports, he is in serious health.

Mr. Daniel Craig Cote does not have financial resources and his family does not either. He currently lives with a 15-year-old son who suffers from autism and in the city has a brother who says he does not have the means to support him.

Source: Reaccion Informativa 

UPDATE

It has been reported that The America Consulate in Mazatlan is in contact with his family

WHAT IS A CONSULATE?


While the United States has only one embassy and one ambassador in the capital of any foreign country, in large countries it may have several consulates. They are typically located in the main cities of provinces or states, and each is led by a consul general.

Consulates provide the same services and carry out the same official functions as the Embassy. Consulates follow the lead of the Ambassador in engaging local government, civil society and other organization to address Mission priorities. In many instances, consulates, because of their location within a country, may serve as the primary actor in achieving one priority or another. So while the Embassy may place great importance on agricultural development, the real work with the local population will be done by officers in a consulate.

Consulates provide passport, birth registration, and many others services for visiting or resident American citizens in a country. They also have consular sections which issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study and work in the United States. Consulates work with U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies to combat international crime.

Coordinating with the embassy, a consulate conducts commercial, information, education, and exchange programs to develop business partners and potential customers for US companies, work with the media and public entities to explain US policy and encourage academic, scientific and artistic exchanges. They often have reference centers where foreign citizens can come to learn about the United States through printed and online media.

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  1. This man had a massive heart attack at the Telmex office…..was taken to a private hospital…..in intensive care. A group of realtors from what I understand pitched in and paid the bill so they would release him to the General hospital….he is there and needs care, medicines etc. He has a 15 year old son that has autism…..the same group of people that paid the hospital are taking turns with the son staying at their houses……this man needs our help!

    FROM THE NICE PEOPLE HELPING HIM

    Last Friday we signed a rental contract for Daniel Craig Cote.
    We went to Telmex to help him make a contract, where unfortunately Daniel had a heart attack.
    I appreciate Telmex employees valuable assistance who immediately reanimated him over three times.
    The ambulance took over half an hour to get there, paramedics did their job which we certainly appreciated.
    Considering there were no relatives, just a 15 year old autistic son, we decided to take him to the closer ER Clinic, we contact VUMY his insurance Company who has no agreement with any private Hospital in Mazatlan.
    This Clinic asked for a previous $50,000 pesos deposit just for his entry to the ER at this time he was still presenting recurrent heart attacks.
    We did not have that amount so decided to take him to a General Hospital ER.
    (We thank all the people who work hard to make this happen.)
    But he could not be discharged from the Clinic without paying off the bill and the special ambulance.
    I covered that bill for almost $27,000 pesos.
    When we enter General Hospital some medicines were required so we paid for them.
    Antoni, Daniel’s son is under my custody and we are taking turns having him at our houses.
    Tomorrow I will declare and Antoni will be taken to a foster home (I will really appreciate if anyone could help prevent this from happening)
    Daniel is in intensive therapy

    We are telling you all this to ask for some financial support to purchase medication for almost $4,000 pesos a day.
    If you can contribute for this cause:

    You can go to any OXXO and make a deposit to this account
    Tarjeta saldazo Oxxo .
    4766840876739991

    OR take medicines to the General Hospital at the Emergency Entrance and tell them it is for Daniel Craig Cote
    Leslie Meza 6692408312
    Víctor Meza 6691546397
    Mariana Suárez 6691100670